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High fashion tennis takes the clay court test.

Tennis shoes via Ana Ivanovic Twitter
Image via @AnaIvanovic on Twitter

adidas Y-3, meet clay. Hope you like the way it looks on you.  The adidas Y-3 collaboration, announced earlier this spring, is finally hitting the courts it was designed for. The cutting edge new tennis fashion collection for men and women marks the second time adidas has brought a high fashion designer to the courts. Stella McCartney was first.

Yohji Yamamoto, the creative director behind Y-3, talks below about the inspiration behind his take on tennis apparel. This is his first collaboration in our sport and the first time his lines will be worn by pro athletes during play.

“We wanted to make something new, something exciting, something people didn’t expect. A new movement in tennis. To compete is very tough – with Y-3 we wanted to win.” -Yohji Yamamoto

And they have. Great stuff. Can’t wait to watch it all in motion on Ana Ivanovic and Jo Wilfried Tsonga. Ball kids too. Love those knee highs!

Find it on adidas.com, at adidas Sport Performance stores, Y-3.com and Y-3 stores as well as tennis specialty retailers.
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3 thoughts on “High fashion tennis takes the clay court test.”

  1. Federer went all black in 2007 at the USO and Mattek-Sands always had knee highs so Yamamoto-san is a little bit overexcited about making “something new”…

    1. Hi Tennis Observer. It’s the collection as a whole I love. Yes there are elements from the past but that is good fashion – pulling bits of the best into new styles.

  2. I love the new collection as a whole. Black exemplifies elegance and simplicity while the floral hawaiian print shows the refreshing and fun side of the kits. I especially love the shoes and accessories. Hope I can use this kit soon in the court.

    PS: nice new website lay-out.

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